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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”



 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 



Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through and Publish, at:  Email Dane directly at with your inquiries  about signed copies.

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Update on Helping Adeleke

Blog Posted:8/12/2012 3:03:00 AM
Adeleke's birthday is on the 29th.  Receiving and shipping the computer has not worked out as of yet.  A long time has passed trying to coordinate things.  So, I am going to send him what I have already received so he can hopefully receive it in time for his birthday. Thank you all for your donations.  Hopefully, be will be able to add it to his savings and buy a computer.  

A BIG THANK YOU to those of you, you know who you are, who have followed through and helped me help Adeleke.  May God bless you richly.

Sincerely and with Love,
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 8:31:00 AM
    NOTE: On Wednesday, I will deposit whatever I have and make arrangements for a Western Union Money Transfer to him. If you haven't donated and wish to do so, mail it today and send a note that it is already in the mail. We still have a few days before his birthday. I don't think he would mind waiting until Friday for me to make the transfer planned for Wednesday. Hoping to send what he needs. Thanks for your interest. Sincerely, Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 8:27:00 AM
    PD Thank you for your comments. I do hope you are feeling like avoiding the world and that all is well with you. I did not receive any recent soupmail from you, either. Perhaps facebook is a good way to communicate...more directly. I do hope that you will be able to follow through and help Adeleke directly with a money transfer. Because without it, he will not have enough to buy his computer. It is sad that sending the computer plan did not work ouT. What happened? Anyway, Adeleke needs $250.00 in addition to what he has already saved in order to make the purchase. I have recieived 10 + 30 + 40 and I had planned to donate 50, which equals $130.00. Thanks for your interest.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 8:45:00 PM
    Soup mail!

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Hi, Dane... thank you for the soup-mail... yes i agreed to help him directly... unless sink holes happen over here toooo... I'm glad your taking care of some of your problem. Hopefully i hear from you in a couple of days... goodnight..pd

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Dane, I have spoken to Adeleke, I have not checked my facebook, until today.. I thought he and I agreed on the money wiring... If you still have my number, can you please call me again... it was very nice hearing your voice.. Sorry, i've been busy avoiding the world... I'm coming out my bad moods or wanna be depression,,,, hope to hear from you again. I have not gotten to your soup-mail.... I will send you my new number... xox~pd

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Hugs to you and Adeleke. I do hope he gets his computer soon. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 12:46:00 PM
    how generous is your heart, dane.. looking forward to adeleke's posts..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 10:38:00 AM
    God bless you for your big heart, Dane Ann. Adeleke is a sweetie.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Your spirit is huge. God smiles upon those, who does for other's. Very very selfless young lady. Remain a beautiful, no matter the cost!

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 6:44:00 AM
    I am sorry that the computer did not work out. I willgo ahead and send what I promised. Thanks for the update.

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My Past Blog Posts

I Skyped with Adeleke!
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 5:46:00 AM
Adeleke's Computer
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Update on Helping Adeleke
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Update on Adeleke's Computer
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Update on Helping Adeleke
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2/8/2014My Sister, JulietRhyme royallove,marriage,people,
2/8/2014Christ Sets My Spirit FreeRhyme royalfaith,love,religion,
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1/22/2014Nerds Wafting In BreezesTerza Rimalove,wind,
1/20/2014She Let Her Flowers BloomAcrosticchildhood,children,life,l
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1/17/2014The Child that Stood One Starry NightRhymeart,death,emotions,life,p
1/15/2014Myself in Urban ChaosFree verseangst,change,city,depress
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